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17/05/24

Our students performing at Restore the Music Gala 2024 yesterday🎺🎤🎸 🎶 pic.twitter.com/SfDo2quBc0

17/05/24

RTM Gala Dinner 2024… a night to remember! Re-live the highlights through DRIFTEND's lens 🎥 pic.twitter.com/HnghFkZHY0

17/05/24

🚨VACANY ALERT 🚨 Harris Greenwich could be the place for you!!A community where our staffs are passionate about teaching and committed to having an impact on young people’s life.Click the link below to apply!😀https://t.co/PC3ws4TQhP

12/05/24

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11/05/24

Booster session videos are ready for our students . Thanks to for the amazing resources!! 🙏🏼🌟🙏🏼 good luck to all students taking their gcse exams!!! 🙏🏼🌈🙏🏼Foundation link: https://t.co/fmtl55omJSHigher link: https://t.co/lxdhppfHhA pic.twitter.com/CtlPax3ZWO

10/05/24

Kick started our first whole cohort GCSE exam today with Biology.It was great to see our students coming in nice and early for the warm-ups pic.twitter.com/FUEc5RK86L

10/05/24

Continuing with our case studies, we recently visited & heard about how using TrilbyTV on their is helping to showcase their students by sharing their work & achievements 🤩 Find out more 👇https://t.co/FOmC0W96n4#EdTech pic.twitter.com/qdSe9zZRtn

27/04/24

I’m on Zero Negative Points - Donut Treats Please😁💥🍾 pic.twitter.com/5fTCjLODsQ

27/04/24

60 of our top mathematicians competed in the Junior UKMT Challenge. 49 Year 8s and 11 Year 7s represented the school. They all exhibited exemplary behaviour and effort and really did the school proud. We’re excited to see the results from all their hard work!” 🏅🏆 pic.twitter.com/kFr2uyNh9m

27/04/24

We’re only the experts in the classroom…teachers are lost😂 pic.twitter.com/IhQaIW4kxr

27/04/24

“We made it” - never a doubt 🍾🍾🏆 pic.twitter.com/VUVjfcYyS2

27/04/24

Solo walking, checkpoint 4 completed - Well Done guys 😀✅💥 pic.twitter.com/b70Y1pkrWl

26/04/24

A member of the student’s council committee leading our Year 8 assembly this morning TFL Pioneers😀. Such confidence displayed 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/zahjFkSTmw

25/04/24

Tent Life for the next couple of days ⛺️⛺️💥 pic.twitter.com/GvVOtkhqBD

24/04/24

“DofE silver award students ready to start their practice expedition. Started the day with a 6k walk through the countryside of Surrey, making their way back to camp to set up tents and cook their evening meals’. ⛺️🪵 pic.twitter.com/GWU2pzdFdS

22/04/24

Stephen Lawrence Day, 30th Anniversary.We embrace unity and diversity😀😀 pic.twitter.com/pBGZC8wCK0

22/04/24

📣Excited to have filming as part of their new 🌎GLOBAL🌏platform launching later this year! We are the FIRST to be involved 🤩 - that’s how we do things 🔥. Thank you musicians for your brilliant performance. pic.twitter.com/KbrSiDKRdD

10/04/24

Eid Mubarak to everyone who is celebrating across the country. We wish you and your loved ones an abundance of joy and peace, from everyone at HAGR! pic.twitter.com/HBXZ0n8J8N

04/04/24

Harris Greenwich Head teacher, Jack Docherty will be the keynote speaker. Come and join the Federation and make a difference😀Click the link below to book your ticket - Free! https://t.co/dYSqvaLl9l

30/03/24

Happy Easter everyone, do have a lovely half term break! pic.twitter.com/A78XKwYP67

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Literacy

L1

We recognise that for our pupils to lead happy and successful lives with a broad range of opportunities they must be literate. However, we acknowledge that literacy is not simply ‘ability to read and write’ but goes further. Literacy also encompasses the cultural references pupil need to read widely, the resilience needed to meet the demands of challenging texts in exams and beyond, alongside a vast vocabulary to decode texts and express themselves. Ultimately, we recognise that literacy is a broad term for the multiple skills and knowledge which pupils need to be fluent readers, writers and speakers.

We also recognise that being literate in one discipline is different to another. With this in mind, at HAGR we don’t have a ‘one size fits all’ approach to policy around literacy. Instead, each subject area receive training to design curriculum and lessons which teach the necessary literacy skills to succeed in their discipline. We firmly believe that literacy is not a stand-alone issue: it is a multi-faceted issue with many challenges; it takes excellent curriculum design; excellent teaching and learning; targeted intervention and cross-curricular effort to ensure our pupils have the tools to succeed.

Rationale

HAGR’s literacy policy has been informed by recent research led by The Education Endowment Foundation’s ‘Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools’, research endorsed by The National Literacy Trust. It is also informed by the work of Alex Quigley’s The Vocabulary Gap, Doug Lemov’s Reading Reconsidered and Daniel Willingham’s The Reading Mind.

The two literacy priorities for this academic year:

  1. A broad and ambitious reading curriculum at KS3
  2. All pupils will participate in Morning Readingthree times a week where
    • rich texts will be read with their teachers to improve reading fluency and promote reading for pleasure and a culture of scholarship.
    • A reading for pleasure programme promoted through lessons, staff, assemblies and Morning Reading will guide students to select books and train staff to advise in children’s literature.
    • Increasing the lending of library books through investment in the library paired with introduction of reading corners and areas where students can read outside of one room.
       

 

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  1. Provide targeted vocabulary instruction in every subject
    • We think hard about the end points for each subject and map out the tier 2 and 3 vocabulary which needs to be specified in curriculum and explicitly taught to pupils.
    • Knowledge organisers and curriculum resources develop vocabulary acquisition.
    • Continuing to create opportunities for students to voice their ideas beyond the classroom, use a breadth of vocabulary and present themselves in a range of formal settings to develop oracy.

 

 

 

 

L3

 

  1. Prioritise 'disciplinary literacy' across the curriculum. 
    • Simply put, literacy is not a bolt-on. Instead we think hard about what it means to be literate in each discipline/subject and build the necessary skills into our curriculum. We also recognise the gaps in pupil literacy and continue to develop curriculum to bridge these gaps.
    • The teaching and learning blueprint will incorporate high leverage teaching techniques to improve literacy instruction and training will support this
    • The curriculum vision incorporates the literacy strategy and training puts the honus on each discipline to create well-designed schemes of work to develop literacy within their subject